Date: June 17, 2017 02:56AM
"The Truth About Why Guys Spit All the Freakin' Time. Because We Know You've Always Wondered"
by Kristen Dold
"Women's Health" magazine
30 March 2016http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/why-guys-spit
"Of all the nasty things you can step on outside (fresh dog poo, chewed food, sticky gum, questionable-looking latex), fresh bubbling spit ranks pretty high on the 'oh, sick' list. Seeing it launched out of some dude’s mouth is even sicker. ('Did I just get hit in the eye?') And, sorry for the generalization, but the perpetrator is usually a dude. We hate it, so why the heck do they do it?
"Well, it turns out the reason they're hocking loogies all the time is purely out of habit, says dentist Susan Maples, author of 'Blabber Mouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life.' As much as we’d like to give guys an evolutionary or biological out, there’s no evidence they produce more saliva or build up some unsavory taste in their mouth that we don’t have. 'It’s purely cultural: Some guys spit because they grew up thinking it’s cool and didn’t get chastised the way girls might for spitting,' says Maples. 'Others develop the habit from spitting out chewing tobacco.' Um, eww.
"Producing saliva is actually a sign you’re in good health—most people make around two to four pints a day (yup, gross image). We use it to lubricate and digest our food and fight off bacteria that causes bad breath and cavities. Your salivary glands may kick into high gear when you eat spicy foods or have heartburn, and there are a number of diseases (like Parkinson’s or cerebral palsy) that may cause extra saliva, but in general most men just spit to spit. So dudes of the world: Give it up already, would you?"
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2017 02:57AM by steve benson.